Tech Support banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
i have a 250GB external USB/Firewire drive. when i turned it on today, and double-clicked the icon, i got the error message:

M:/ is not accessible. the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

i was able to use this drive the other day. i have tried it on my other computer which resulted in the same error message.

i checked the properties, and oddly enough, instead of NTFS, it shows RAW.

any help would be appreciated.

Windows XP Home
 

·
Citizen of the world
Joined
·
51,042 Posts
Well, it's obviously become corrupted in some way. It's most likely time for a data recovery application.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
thanks, john.

i used Get Data Back, and i was able to retrieve all my files. whew!

i will be sending the drive back for an RMA.


sean
 

·
Citizen of the world
Joined
·
51,042 Posts
The drive may not be physically defective, this could just be data corruption. It happens, that's why you should ALWAYS have at least two copies of your data. :smile:
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top